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Time to focus on me.....

So it is now 2011 and there is plenty of weight for me still to shed!

I was talking with Hubby the other day and he asked when the last time I was on Sparkpeople...I told him I was not really on there anymore.

He was surprised and suggested I value Sparkpeople again, and reminded me that my determination and motivation I had for weight loss was VALUABLE!!!

I'm taking Hubby's advice and getting myself back to what was working!

THERE IS NOTHING ...
So it is now 2011 and there is plenty of weight for me still to shed!

I was talking with Hubby the other day and he asked when the last time I was on Sparkpeople...I told him I was not really on there anymore.

He was surprised and suggested I value Sparkpeople again, and reminded me that my determination and motivation I had for weight loss was VALUABLE!!!

I'm taking Hubby's advice and getting myself back to what was working!

THERE IS NOTHING LIKE:

~Waking up in the morning and feeling the energy to GO GO GO!!

~Asking Hubby to poke an additional hole through a belt, because it is getting too big!

~Sliding into a pair of jeans, that previously didn't make it past my thighs!
~Jumping into the bathtub for a soak, when I previously crawled into the bathtub to make sure no water would spillith over onto the floor!

~Eating 1/3 of my Giant Hershey's Chocolate Bar and feeling satisfied...grinning from ear to ear knowing I used to eat the whole thing in one sitting (with peanut butter)!!!

~Getting compliments from others on my progress and wanting to know my "secret"!!

~Having a few days without activity...and EAGER to get back to my exercise regimen!

~Hearing that little devil tell me not to worry about any exercise, and just veg: And then I totally do the opposite and kick it in gear....and feel sooooo accomplished after completing my activity!

~Having my 2-year old interact with me more...wanting me to play and chase him...he has embraced the new and energetic me!

~Having my husband encourage me...even through the difficult times...telling me I am becoming the person he was dating 5-years ago!

~Washing my face at the sink, and staring into the mirror...realizing my face looks skinnier!

~Helping my Spark Friends, whether it is through a rough patch or a huge TRIUMPH!!

~No longer thinking of excuses on why I can't go out and socialize with friends and/or family!

~Jogging and feeling my wedding ring jiggle loosely on my skinnier finger!

~Understanding that this is a lifestyle change...and not a diet plan!

~Applying lotion and feeling my legs becoming strong, smaller, and sexier!

~Finally loving and accepting myself for who I am in this very moment!!

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My name is Carrie and I am 33-years old and have fluctuated with my weight since my early 20's. In December 2006, I had lower back surgery, and 2 months later, I had a titanium plate inserted into my neck. During that recovery period I gained 40 lbs. June 5th 2007, I found out that I was pregnant and gained an additional 80 lbs. I thought that things would get easier once I recovered from the pregnancy. Unfortunately, I can't do the exercises and running that I did in previous times of weight gain. I am so sick of myself. I think there are two pictures that I am with my son (he will be 2 years old January 2010) because I can't stand the sight of me. Now I realize that my son will see most of his baby/toddler years with his father and other siblings...and not me...all because of my insecurity and disgust!

Measurements:

12-9-09
Waist: 48
Hips: 50.5
Thigh: 29
Up Arms: 16.5

1-25-10
Waist: 45
Hips: 49
Thigh: 27
Up Arms: 15

2-25-10
Waist: 44
Hips: 47.5
Thigh: 26
Up Arms: 14

3-25-10
Waist: 42
Hips: 48
Thigh: 25.5
Up Arms: 13.5

4-25-10
Waist: 41.5
Hips: 47
Thigh: 25.5
Up Arms: 13

5-27-10
Waist: 41.5
Hips: 47
Thigh: 25.5
Up Arms: 13.5

8-6-10
Waist: 41
Hips: 47
Thigh: 24
Up Arms: 12.5
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Member Since: 12/8/2009

SparkPoints: 6,045

Fitness Minutes: 7,911

My Goals:
~ Enter everything I eat and watch my intake

~Cut my hair after I fall below 200 lbs.

~ Have some PATIENCE

~ Learn from others

~ Weigh and Measure consistently

~ Wear cute clothes that are hidden in my closet

My Program:
~Increase Activity

~Make Better Food Choices

~Learn to Sacrifice

Personal Information:
I am originally from Salem, Oregon (born and raised). I completed 4-years in the U.S. Navy (stationed in San Diego, CA.) Decided to move elsewhere and complete college. I moved to Texas....and ended up finding the LOVE of my LIFE and married in June 2006. My husband fell in love with the NW and I have 1 more year...then I can start submitting applications in Oregon...and we can settle into our homestead.

Other Information:
Weighing in:

Weigh ins every Monday (hold me accountable for the weekends!)
(1/4/10) 235 (+4)
(1/11/10) 231 (-4)
(1/18/10) 229.5 (-1.5)
(1/25/10) 228.5 (-1)
(2/1/10) 227.5 (-1)
(2/8/10) 226.5 (-1)
(2/15/10) 223 (-3.5)
(2/22/10) 223.5 (+.5)
(3/1/10) 221.5 (-2)
(3/8/10---3 month Sparkversary) 222.5 (+1)
(3/15/10) 224 (+1.5)
(3/22/10) 222 (-2)
(3/29/10) 219.5 (-2.5)
(4/5/10) 215 (-4.5)
(4/12/10) 214 (-1)
(4/19/10) 213 (-1)
(4/26/10) 213.5 (+.5)
(5/3/10) 213 (-.5)
(5/10/10) 212 (-1)
(5/17/10) 210.5 (-1.5)
Due to Sizzlin Summer Challenge...Thursday Weigh Ins
(5/27/10) 208.5 (-2)
(6/3/10) 208.5 (0)
(6/10/10) 208 (-.5)
(6/17/10) 207 (-1)
(6/24/10) 208 (+1)
(7/1/10) 206.5 (-1.5)
(7/8/10) 207.5 (+1)
(7/15/10) 206.5 (-1)
(7/22/10) 208 (+1.5)
(7/29/10) 205.5 (-2.5)
(8/5/10) 206 (+.5)
(8/23/10) 205 (-1)








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JIBBIE49
12/10/2013 7:18:49 AM

emoticon great to see your Spark Friend , TIFFYFANNY, as The Motivator of the Day. What an honor. emoticon



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LADYNETTIE
6/15/2012 2:04:34 AM

Hey! Are you still sparking here in Oregon? How are things going? Miss you!



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JENNYMOMMA3
10/10/2011 10:46:43 PM

Greetings Dandy Lion Friend, I wanted to wish you a great week!! Do not dwell on the past, move forward for success. Stop by and join us in the team threads and for our 100 day Challenge!!
Hope to see you there!!

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5/26/2011 11:18:04 AM

Hey lady.....I miss you, I hope you are doing ok and that life is treating you well! :) Just wanted you to know I still think about cha! emoticon



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